To introduce her new jeanswear collection, Brooke Shields threw a press conference in New York. Her mom, Teri, was in attendance and so was her seldom seen dad, executive recruiter Frank Shields. (The couple divorced when Brooke was a baby.) For old times' sake, Teri couldn't resist a little zinger: "See, he loves her now that she's making money." He (groaning): "Stop that nonsense, Teri."
No wonder David Carradine, 47, was presented with a giant fortune cookie by PR woman Alison Brennan at the West Coast premiere of Americana, his new paean to the heartland. There's plenty going on: He stars in the miniseries North and South, to be aired next fall. Soon he starts shooting a network TV movie based on the Kung Fu series. And in June he will wed his manager, Gail Jensen, 35. This is the third marital leap for Grasshopper.
Lapping it up on the Riviera
Pia Zadora was the star attraction at the gala black-tie dinner at the end of the Monte Carlo Open tennis tournament. As Prince Rainier and Princess Caroline looked on, Pia did a 45-minute set with such standards as The Man That Got Away and Embraceable You. As for the embraceable kid on her lap, that's 3-month-old daughter Kady. "It wouldn't bother me," says Pia, "if she went into show business." But it might not sit so well with Kady.
Cary Grant and Fred Astaire were among the legends who turned out for a tribute to the late George Stevens, the director of Giant and Shane. But 10-year-old Drew Barrymore only had eyes for Warren Beatty, 47. What was it like kissing Hollywood's heartthrob emeritus? "He's so nice and so sweet," she explained to her mom, Ildiko. "And," she added with a squeal, "soooooo handsome."